Do you wish there were more best-of-2017 lists for you to pore over? More lists that actually waited for the year to be done to make their selections, letting thoughts percolate for maximum poetic impact? Then look no further! Ben’s 2017 picks are here.
While writing this, my friend pointed out that obviously the only perfect song pairing for a poem about nice girls in bathrooms is Go Gina. So here we are // Post by Misha
This week I’m catching up on some of the pop gems I missed during winter hibernation. // Post by Misha
I try not to think about how he’s doing because I know the answer will upset me, and the fact that the answer upsets me will upset me more because I want to be the kind of person who wants him to be happy. // Post by Misha
Nedayeh Bahar, which translates to “Song For Spring” in Farsi, reminds me to honor the voices I never got to hear, and celebrate and amplify the ones emerging today. // Post by Misha
Minimall is a five piece pop outfit from Los Angeles that will capture your heart with their bittersweet bubblegum melodies and absolutely perfect 1950s girl-gang aesthetic. // Post by Misha
Al Riggs lo-fi folk is quiet and raw in all the right places, channeling the spirits of The Mountain Goats and The National // Post by Misha
Acoustic guitar soothes the edges of a vengeful bass line, as if to acknowledge a time in the distant future when all of this will feel less sharp – but it is no less poignant or relatable for its immediacy. // Post by Misha
Shrugs’ softly psychedelic dream-folk is the perfect soundtrack to any foray into nostalgia. // Post by Misha
Sidney Gish’s new album, No Dogs Allowed, is officially the first record to sweep me off my feet in 2018. Persephone is a beautiful and simple guitar song about commonly mispronounced words, and how the only way to avoid making mistakes is to never do anything at all.